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Why Was California’s Radical Housing Bill so Unpopular?

The legislation could have upended a century of racial housing politics. But it was doomed from the start.

April 17 2018 2:51 PMSan Francisco: “We Cannot Overstate” Danger of Scooters
April 11 2018 5:01 PMHow to Make Fair Housing Truly FairPay people to integrate America’s most-segregated neighborhoods.
April 4 2018 12:53 PMYou Can Learn a Lot About an American City by Who’s Leaving It
March 22 2018 9:07 AMCities Are Trying to Make Housing More Affordable—by Making Some Rents More Pricey
March 1 2018 1:29 PMThe Hyperloop Pipe DreamCities and states are throwing money at a nonexistent mode of transportation.
Feb. 12 2018 5:55 AMThe Electric GlideE-bikes are destined for something bigger than replacing regular bicycles.
Feb. 1 2018 1:33 PMUber’s Plan to Rent Electric Bikes Is Good for Uber, Traffic, and You
Jan. 25 2018 3:24 PMNew York May Finally, Finally Charge People Who Want to Drive Through Manhattan
Jan. 16 2018 2:21 PMThe Week JFK Airport Stood StillEverything that went wrong as the bomb cyclone hit America’s largest port of entry.
Jan. 5 2018 4:37 PMThis Bill to Help Solve California’s Housing Crisis Is Too Good an Idea to Pass
Dec. 28 2017 4:06 PMHow Memphis Toppled Its Confederate StatuesBy outsmarting Tennessee’s conservative Legislature.
Dec. 18 2017 1:32 PMDocks OffU.S. cities are being invaded by dock-less bike share. It’s going to be messy—and worth it.
Dec. 15 2017 2:13 PMToo Broke to DriveStates have trapped millions of Americans in crippling debt by taking away their driver’s licenses. Can the damage be undone?
Dec. 8 2017 12:54 PMThe Alarming Rise in Homelessness Doesn’t Tell the Whole Story
Nov. 22 2017 10:16 AMDa Vinci in the DesertAbu Dhabi’s new Louvre is a glimpse of our curated urban future, in which no one sees what the state doesn’t want you to see.
April 16 2018 9:38 AMBroom With a ViewRome is dirty and broke. African migrants are cleaning it up.
April 10 2018 11:30 AMWhy Is Uber Buying an Electric-Bike Company?Because short car trips are costing it a fortune—and riders might be seduced by a bicycle with some extra oomph.
April 4 2018 9:49 AMWow. Look at These Astounding Photos of Abandoned Dockless Vehicles in America.
March 18 2018 1:27 PMA Prefabricated TragedyThe collapse of a superbridge in Florida shows how an entire philosophy of building can go wrong.
Feb. 13 2018 1:02 PMThe Trump Infrastructure Plan Just Might Have One Good Idea for Cities
Feb. 1 2018 1:53 PMThe New York Times’ Double Diss of Los AngelesIts reporters misunderstand what ails the L.A. Times—and what that has to do with the city’s civic fabric.
Feb. 1 2018 5:45 AMIn Defense of the Small CityEveryone, including the president, thinks struggling Americans should just move to places like New York. They’re wrong.
Jan. 18 2018 1:41 PMAmazon Is Totally Putting Its Second Headquarters in D.C., Right?
Jan. 11 2018 7:30 AMWe Need More Black-Owned Grocery StoresLocal grocery-store ownership can serve as an anchor and can help build a healthy community.
Jan. 5 2018 10:15 AMThe Met Museum Will Start Charging Out-of-Towners, and New York City Burns a Little Less Bright
Dec. 19 2017 3:30 PMBuild It BetterAll the infrastructure spending in the world won’t save us from ourselves.
Dec. 15 2017 6:49 PMElon Musk vs. the MonorailThe Tesla founder’s disdain for public transportation is all a part of his master plan.
Dec. 11 2017 5:08 PMNo, Slate Didn’t Fall Into a Coastal Media Trap in Reporting on Middle AmericaThere are real reasons to be (slightly) less pessimistic about immigration in the heartland.
Dec. 6 2017 5:55 AMWho Gets to Live in Fremont, Nebraska?A new Costco plant could save the town—by bringing hundreds of immigrants to the only place in America that passed a law to keep them out.
Oct. 25 2017 9:00 AMBuilding GoogletownWhat matters in city-building isn’t high-tech data—it’s boring old infrastructure.

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